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Nvidia X driver fails to install

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http://askubuntu.com – My laptop is the Acer Timeline Ultra M5-481TG. It has an Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE gpu. I am running Ubuntu Studio 12.10. I have tried to install this driver many ways because Nouveau eats my battery and I believe is somewhat out of date. I have even tried using sudo stop lightdm in another console. I have tried nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates, nvidia-experimental-310, and the .run file of their website. Every time I open nvidia-settings it tells me to run the nvidia-xconfig' as root then restart X. I tried this both in X and with X stopped in an alternate console. I have also installe (HowTos)